Cautionary Tale


Words that are for the wisdom we choose to seek

 Predators circle its prey until its last breath

 Dictators watch as it its it solemn flesh

Stuck in one’s mind of the already decided

 Choices that are not from our own desire

 Stroked on the head by a caring heart

Soon of granted to be taken

 Words cannot help you now

 You are weak like a foal’s first step

 Yet rich in bounty as a king who has never been fought

 As the world breaks you down to your core

You find solace in an unworthy place

 Warnings of its disgrace in its path

Empty handed you leave on to the next

 Only to find the treasure you had passed by long ago

 The place of no outer light, was the brightest star of them all

Too far have you trotted for any return

 The gold has been capture, jewelry been worn

 It clutches tight to another’s arm

 If only my caution was heard


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